Pique: Impossible that Fabregas is leading revolt against Mourinho

The Barcelona defender says there is no way there can be truth to rumours suggesting his former team-mate is at the forefront of any dressing-room discontent at Chelsea

GOALEXCLUSIVE  By Ignasi Oliva 

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says it is "impossible" his former team-mate Cesc Fabregas could be leading a rebellion against Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

The Blues have suffered seven defeats from their 12 games in the Premier League this season and reports in the UK have claimed Fabregas is at the head of a dressing-room revolt against the club's Portuguese manager.

Goal understands only a few players at Stamford Bridge are now fully behind the former Real Madrid boss, but Pique insists Fabregas is not part of the revolt that has left the 52-year-old on the brink in his second spell in west London.

"I know Cesc well and there's absolutely no chance of that," Pique told Goal following Barca's victory over Villarreal on Sunday.

"We already know the British media likes to speculate, but I know what Cesc is like and it is impossible he is acting this way."

Pique and Fabregas came through the youth system together at Barcelona and remain close friends. The pair also featured in the first team together at Camp Nou between 2011 and 2014 when the former Arsenal midfielder returned to the Premier League with Chelsea.